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A small DSLR to update the 100D??

February - 2016

The next model in Canon's small DSLR range.

Will it be the 150D, or will the shortage of numbers before reaching 300D make it the 110D?

The 100D was announced in March 2013, so we'll keep this page for any replacement/update rumours.

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Latest EOS 150D Information

2016 February

  • 4th After the 1D X mk2, there are no signs -yet- of any 70D or 100D replacements arriving at CP+
  • Both would get Digic6, with the 80D more likely to get some aspects of the 7D2 AF sytem - that said, the xxD range seems to have lost its place a bit over the years, especially now that product lifecycles are longer.
  • If soon, the SL2 (150D? Kiss X8?) will almost certainly be heavily based on the 750D.
  • I've not seen much in the way of potential specs that are more than the supposed ones we were sent last May.
  • Expect Canon to want to go all out for the 'smallest*' DSLR crown.
    • * subject to various marketing caveats and definitions of 'smallest'.

January

  • 8th The 100D is mentioned as 'End-of-Life' in some parts [CR]
    • I've seen no comments about an update since last May, so the 'mini 750D' could still be a possibility for an update for the now three year old 100D - see the timeline below.
    • I only push a few of the product lines through to the end of 2016, so as to give a good feel for just what is showing its age.
    • I'm not expecting many more cameras to get the darker green '4k video' background this year.
  Sensor  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
Flagship Full       1Ds 1Ds Mk II 1Ds Mk III 1D X 1DX II
APS-H     1D 1D Mk II 1D Mk IIn 1D Mk III 1D Mk IV                        
Video                             1D C      
High Full                               5Ds/5Dsr
            5D 5D Mk II 5D Mk III      
APS-C                     7D 7D Mk II
'Better'  Full                             6D      
APS-C D30 D60 10D 20D 30D 40D 50D 60D 70D 80D
Mid APS-C         300D
Rebel
Kiss Digital
350D
Rebel XT
Kiss N
400D
XTi
Kiss X
450D
XSi
X2
500D
T1i
X3
550D
T2i
X4
600D
T3i
X5
650D
T4i
X6i
700D
T5i
X7i
750/760D
T6i/s
X8i
     
Micro APS-C                           100D SL1 X7      
Entry APS-C                   1000D Rbl XS Kiss F 1100D Rebel T3 X50 1200D T5 X70 1300D T6
Mirrorless APS-C                             M M2 M3      
                              M10

Note: dates start in announcement quarter, not shipping dates.

Video capable 4k | Digic | Digic 2 | Digic 3 dual | Digic 4 dual | Digic 5 dual | Digic 6 dual

2015 May

  • 21st Is the move to EVF delayed a bit longer?
  • We're sent some features [thanks] of a Rebel SL2 [no indication of numeric based name] that is due for shipping in August [suggesting a July launch?]
    • 24.2MP, 19 point AF, 4.5 fps, 1080/30p video
    • Hybrid CMOS AF III focus system, 7560 pixel RGB + IR metering
    • Fixed 3" LCD touchscreen, Wi-Fi + NFC
  • Described as a smaller more compact version of the 750D...
    • Well, if true, it would seem that Canon still see mileage in continuing the 'small DSLR' line. It was also suggested that any introduction of EVF in the line would see somewhat wider changes in design.
    • Looking again at the timeline makes me wonder if we'll see the current 100D effectively replace the 1200D or maybe see the first EVF in a rework of the XXXXD line?
    • It's near enough in the future that we should see more details pretty soon if there's anything to it...
  • 7th The SL2 gets a mention [CR] and the prospect of an EVF is raised again
  • A look at the timeline is called for...

February

  • 5th With the 24MP 750/760D due tomorrw, it's quite likely that that sensor rather than the 20MP one will appear in any followup to the 100D, but not for a while yet.
  • We've been told several times in 2014 that 2015 will see a major shake-up in Canon's overall DSLR range... we shall see ;-)

2014 April

  • 13th The 150D (SL2) is suggested as a Q3 product (main rumours page)

February

  • 12th The 1200D is announced with an 18MP sensor and digic 4

January

  • 15th Smaller camera(s) [CR] for CP+ (750D/150D or even a Canon G2X/G1 X Mk2) rather than a 7D2?

2013 November

  • 14th Applause all round as Canon announce a white version of the 100D (Kiss 7) in Japan

March

  • 21st The 18MP 100D is announced.
  • I'm supposing it will last for at least a year, and the replacement will be Digic 6 powered and probably have a fresh sensor design (see the impending 70D and 7Dmk2 for clues)
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Specifications for 100D

Price
MSRP $799.99/£799 with 18-55mm STM
Body type
Body type Compact SLR
Body material Aluminium alloy and polycarbonate resin with carbon and glass fiber
Sensor
Max resolution 5184 x 3456
Other resolutions 5184 x 2912, 4608 x 3456,3456 x 3456, 3456 x 2304, 3456 x 1944, 3072 x 2304, 2592 x 1728, 2592 x 1456, 2304 x 1728, 2304 x 2304, 1920 x 1280, 1920 x 1080, 1728 x 1728, 1696 x 1280, 1280 x 1280, 720 x 480, 720 x 400, 640 x 480, 480 x 480
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 18.0 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 18.5 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Color space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Color filter array RGB Color Filter Array
Image
ISO Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 (25600 with boost)
White balance presets 6
Custom white balance Yes (1)
Image stabilization Unknown
Uncompressed format RAW
File format
  • JPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.3 compliant)
  • Design rule for Camera File system (2.0),
  • RAW: 14bit RAW
  • Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lamp by built-in flash
Manual focus Yes
Lens mount Canon EF/EF-S mount
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3
Screen dots 1,040,000
Touch screen Yes
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder coverage 95 %
Viewfinder magnification 0.87×
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Program AE
  • Shutter priority AE
  • Aperture priority AE
  • Manual (Stills and Movie)
  • Scene Intelligent Auto (Stills and Movie)
  • No Flash
  • Creative Auto
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Close-up
  • Sports
  • SCN
Scene modes
  • Kids
  • Food
  • Candlelight
  • Night Portrait
  • Handheld Night Scene
  • HDR Backlight Control
Built-in flash Yes (Pop-up)
Flash range 9.4 m
External flash Yes (via Hot-shoe)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
Flash X sync speed 1/200 sec
Drive modes
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Self timer (2s, 10s+remote, 10s + continuous shots 2-10)
Continuous drive Yes (4 fps)
Self-timer Yes (2s, 10s+remote, 10s + continuous shots 2-10))
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
Exposure compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
WB Bracketing Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Videography features
Format
  • H.264
  • Motion JPEG
Microphone Mono
Speaker Mono
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25 fps)
Storage
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (HDMI mini)
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected
Remote control Yes (RC-6)
Physical
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description Lithium-Ion LP-E12 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 380
Weight (inc. batteries) 407 g (0.90 lb / 14.36 oz)
Dimensions 117 x 91 x 69 mm (4.61 x 3.58 x 2.72)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
GPS Optional
GPS notes via GPE2

EOS 700D

    The previous models of smaller DSLRs:

    700D / Rebel T4i 21 Mar. 2013
    650D / Rebel T4i 8 Jun. 2012
    600D / Rebel T3i 7 Feb. 2011
    550D / Rebel T2i 8 Feb. 2010
    500D / Rebel T1i 25 March 2009
    450D / Rebel XSi 23 Jan. 2008
    400D / Rebel XTi 24 Aug. 2006
    350D / Rebel XT 17 Feb. 2005
    300D / Rebel 20 Aug. 2003

    Canon camera timeline:

      Sensor  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
    1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
    Flagship Full       1Ds 1Ds Mk II 1Ds Mk III 1D X 1DX II
    APS-H     1D 1D Mk II 1D Mk IIn 1D Mk III 1D Mk IV                        
    Video                             1D C      
    High Full                               5Ds/5Dsr
                5D 5D Mk II 5D Mk III      
    APS-C                     7D 7D Mk II
    'Better'  Full                             6D      
    APS-C D30 D60 10D 20D 30D 40D 50D 60D 70D 80D
    Mid APS-C         300D
    Rebel
    Kiss Digital
    350D
    Rebel XT
    Kiss N
    400D
    XTi
    Kiss X
    450D
    XSi
    X2
    500D
    T1i
    X3
    550D
    T2i
    X4
    600D
    T3i
    X5
    650D
    T4i
    X6i
    700D
    T5i
    X7i
    750/760D
    T6i/s
    X8i
         
    Micro APS-C                           100D SL1 X7      
    Entry APS-C                   1000D Rbl XS Kiss F 1100D Rebel T3 X50 1200D T5 X70 1300D T6
    Mirrorless APS-C                             M M2 M3      
                                  M10

    Note: dates start in announcement quarter, not shipping dates.

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